After accuser speaks, Watson’s attorney says her lawyer asked for $100,000 settlement before lawsuit filed

Woman who filed first lawsuit speaks out
Woman who filed first lawsuit speaks out

HOUSTON – After one of the 22 women accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of assault spoke publicly Tuesday about her allegations against the football star, an attorney representing Watson said her lawyer asked for a $100,000 settlement before filing the lawsuit.

Below is a look at what both sides said Tuesday and the documents they provided.

KPRC 2 has not been able to independently verify the authenticity of the documents provided by both Buzbee’s office and Hardin’s office.

‘I’m not afraid anymore’: Woman among 22 accusing Deshaun Watson of assault speaks about case

Ashely Solis, a massage therapist in Houston, said Watson assaulted her on March 30, 2020, at her home.

“I was afraid,” a tearful Solis said. “I’m not afraid anymore, and I do exist.”

Solis said she has flashbacks about the alleged assault, saying that she suffers from anxiety, panic attacks and depression as a result.

“Some days I feel like a hero,” Solis said. “Other days I feel like a failure. I replay the incident over and over in my head as if I’m trying to wake up from some horrible nightmare, only that nightmare is real.”

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